Giant 70 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Skeleton Unearthed in Gobi Desert
The dinosaur discovered in Gobi Desert was apparently smaller but still impressive: scientists have found a fossilized 1.55 meter-long thigh bone. They claim that this is one of the largest specimens unearthed in the geological layer from the Late Cretaceous Period in the desert.
The team has also separately discovered fossilized dinosaur footprints left by an ornithopod, a bipedal plant-eating dinosaur. They measured 0.85 meters in length and 1.15 meters in width, which is close to the largest dinosaur foot on record. The "Bigfoot" dinosaur likely was some 17 meters long — 5 meters larger than the famous carnivorous Tyrannosaur rex.